Sarai: Book & Film Reviews
the other staff at Sliptongue, Lisabet Sarai is not a perpetrator
of practical jokes. The one incident in her life that might be
interpreted that way was actually an act of revenge.
her freshman year in high school, a male classmate (call him Bob)
managed to intercept a study hall note that Lisabet was passing
to a rather precocious girlfriend. This epistle contained an explicit
recounting of some of Lisabet's sexual fantasies. The nefarious
note-interceptor spread the contents widely around the school,
portraying it as fact rather than the fiction it was. For weeks
afterward, Lisabet was followed by cat-calls and nasty remarks
wherever she went. Her reputation was, arguably, ruined.
weeks of this misery, Lisabet decided to take vengeance. She found
an accomplice in a loyal male friend who probably had a crush
on her. Together they plotted to break into the malfeasant's gym
locker. They dumped half a bottle of cheap perfume all over his
gym uniform, and left a carefully calligraphed note with a well-known
quote from Yeats about beauty.
reeked for several days. Eventually, he apologized, but although
the taunts and innuendos gradually died away, the damage to Lisabet's
reputation was permanent. She was the one who wrote about probing
fingers, throbbing nipples, soaked panties. Everyone knew.
she couldn't live her reputation down, Lisabet decided to live
it up. She is the author of three erotic novels and a variety
of sexy stories, as well as co-editor of a groundbreaking collection
of tales about spirituality and BDSM. She has also written technical
specifications, marketing brochures, song lyrics, how-to articles,
grant proposals, book and movie reviews (of course), and a five
hundred page dissertation. She is distinctly over-educated, with
multiple degrees from Brown and Carnegie-Mellon University. Her
employment history includes stints as a waitress, supermarket
clerk, government researcher, and belly dancer.
greatest passion (after sex, of course) is travel. Her wish list
of destinations is still longer than the list of places she has
been, but she plans to shift that balance within the next few
years. Her favorite locales include Instanbul, Prague, and Bali.
She's currently in the process of moving to Bangkok, Thailand,
which she expects to be the origin of many exotic journeys and
the inspiration for newly outrageous stories.
more information about Lisabet, visit her website, Lisabet
Sarai's Fantasy Factory.
© 2003 by Lisabet Sarai